ABUJA (Office of Wife of the President Report) – Wife of the President, Dr. Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, has empowered 2000 women in Yola, Adamawa State at an event held at the Banquet Hall, Government House, on Tuesday 11th June, 2019.
The event, which was organized by Aisha Buhari Foundation, in collaboration with the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), witnessed the presence of the Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri and First Ladies of Ghana, Niger, Chad, Gambia and Cote D’Ivoire, as well as, many wives of Governors.
Mrs. Buhari said it is important to empower women because they require very little capital to grow their businesses and such empowerment is sure to affect the whole family and even the community.
She commended the NDE, which she described as a partner in the empowerment of women and youths in the country, also, calling on the women to put the funds to proper use.
Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, First Lady of Ghana who spoke, commended the effort of Mrs. Aisha Buhari, in improving the well-being of women and children, through empowerment programmes. She encouraged corporate institutions, NGOs, other foundations and individuals to support the work of Mrs. Buhari.
Director-General of NDE, Dr. Nasir Ladan, said the programme was inspired by Mrs. Buhari’s effort at ensuring that women and youth who have been neglected in the past are now mainstreamed into the development process of the nation.
He revealed that so far, over 3 million Nigerians have received training in various skills and about 1000 women will receive financial support to improve their businesses, 550 will be trained in various vocational skills, 50 in mobile training workshop and 400 will be trained in cosmetology.
Highlight of the event was the presentation of financial support to the 1000 women, which was conducted by Mrs. Buhari and other First ladies.
Director of Information to Wife of the President